You’ve heard that it’s important. You probably do your best to do it. Hydration is hip right now and it’s being studied and measured like never before. Adequate hydration is needed for healthy blood circulation which delivers fuel and oxygen to muscles and removes waste products. Proper hydration is key for temperature regulation, cellular repair and cell renewal.
Are you hydrated?
Here are some general hydration guidelines:
Consume 1 Liter or Quart for every 1000 calories you eat
Example: If you take in 2000 Calories/day, you need 2 L (or 8 cups or 64 oz) of water/day
If you sweat though a long game of tennis, you’ll need more fluids – more than the formula above - to replace those you lost.
The science of hydration is complex – especially because of the amount of salt and other electrolytes in body fluids versus the amount of salt measureable in sweat.
If you want to learn more and see comparisons between sports drinks, look in the Hydration file in the Fitness Center Resource Files.
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